Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary for September 14, 2021
Due to current public health concerns, the Board of Commissioners conducted a Virtual Business meeting on September 14, 2021. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely. A replay of the meeting is viewable at the following link: http://www.orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos.
The agenda included the items below. The following is a brief summary of the Board actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
4. Proclamations/ Resolutions/ Special Presentations
a. National 4-H Week Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation recognizing the week of October 3 through 9, 2021 as National 4-H Week in Orange County. (Unanimous)
b. Proclamation Designating September 2021 as Suicide Prevention Month)
The Board approved a proclamation designating September 2021 as Suicide Prevention Month in Orange County. (Unanimous)
c. Orange County Preparedness Month Proclamation
The Board approved a proclamation declaring September 2021 as “Orange County Preparedness Month.” (Unanimous)
5. Public Hearings
a. NCDOT Public Transportation Division/Public Transportation – 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant Application for FY 2022
-Conducted a public hearing on the North Carolina Urbanized Area Formula grant application by Orange County Transportation Services (OCTS) for FY 2022;
-Approved the grant application which includes the resolution previously adopted by the Board authorizing the applicant to enter into an agreement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT); and
-Authorized the County Attorney to review and complete the necessary 2022 certifications and assurances when they are received (2021 versions attached as examples). (Unanimous)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) Program
This item was deferred until the October 5, 2021 Business Meeting.
b. Eno Economic Development District – Potential Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Atlas Amendments
The Board reviewed potential Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map and Zoning Atlas amendments in the Eno Economic Development District (EDD) and provided direction to staff on whether to pursue amendments and the timeframe.
a. Update on 2021 Appeals Process
The Board received a report on the progress of the 2021 Appeals Process.
b. Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) Update
The Board received an update on the activity of staff and other project partners on acquiring and constructing the segment route of the NC Mountains to Sea Trail (MST), a part of the NC State Parks system, within Orange County.
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (None)
b. North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program: Orange County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Project and Approval of Budget Amendment #1-A (Approved)
c. Approval of a Resolution Amending the Orange County FY 2021-2022 HOME Program Design (Approved)
d. Request for Road Additions to the State Maintained Secondary Road System for Farm Gate Drive, Fox Hill Farm Drive, Still Meadow Lane, and Cedar Stone Way in the Fox Hill Farm Central Subdivision (Approved)
e. Easements for Valley Forge Road Construction with Town of Hillsborough (Approved)
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